CWS Star Mills, Oldham

A electricity- and steam-powered corn mill in the historic county of Lancashire, England.

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The mill was built by the Oldham Equitable Society in 1868, and run as a federal mill. A fire in 1889/90 destroyed much of the mill, but new buildings were erected. The mill started as a stone mill, and was upgraded to roller machinery shortly before the fire of 1889/90.

The Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) took the mill over in March 1906, and transferred their business from Rochdale Flour Mill to the Star Mill the following year.

Messrs. Thomas Robinson & Son installed machinery into the newly built 1890 mill. This gave the mill a capacity of 32 sacks, of 280 lbs, per hour.

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Power source Electricity, Steam
Mill type Roller flour mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 13257
Location Oldham
Historic county Lancashire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SD 930 045
Latitude/longitude 53.53709190, -2.10684801





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